It went from a type III to a type V due to battery swap
· Type 0: less than 50 miles, 1 credit
· Type I: 50-75 miles, 2 credits
· Type I.5: 75-100 miles, 2.5 credits
· Type II: 100-200 miles, 3 credits
· Type III: 200+ miles, 4 credits. (Also: 100+ miles with fast refuelling).
· Type IV: 200+ miles with fast refuelling, 5 credits
· Type V: 300+ miles with fast refuelling, 7 credits
Not true, they make a nice profit on selling the taxpayers money used for energy credits they receive.
The part I don't get is why some people think this is going to be a high margin car and be TESLA's future.
PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2014) - Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) announces that it will post its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, after market close on Thursday, July 31, 2014
Are you sure that the new lower priced models which is suppose to boost TESLA are going to be high margin vehicles?
Kndi WILL GET THE LOW END MKT... but remember "though they will sell a lot more cars then Tesla... "they HAVE A VERY SMALL PROFIT MARGIN COMPARED TO TESLA..
Before jumping to that conclusion, what if they have an anti-skid feature programmed in on the re-gen system that it might actually help
"This can result in the electrical system malfunctioning, the vehicle failing to start and, in some cases, to charring or fire."
Is that really any different than the titanium shield added
It's almost certain the government is going to start taxing EV's one way or another to subsidize the loss of gas taxes to maintain roads. They get about $.50/gallon on ICE fuel that will be lost.
The United States federal excise tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents per gallon (cpg) and 24.4 cents per gallon (cpg) for diesel fuel. On average, as of April 2012, state and local taxes add 31.1 cents to gasoline and 30.2 cents to diesel for a total US average fuel tax of 49.5 cents (cpg) per gallon for gas and 54.6 cents per gallon (cpg) for diesel.
From Seeking Alpha Article just published
"While we're on the subject of Tesla's warranty, some of you may be wondering what percentage of battery life the company guarantees will be available during the battery's eight-year warranty period. Unfortunately, the answer to that question appears to be "as little as it can get away with." Here's the exact disclaimer in the 10-Q:"
" "The New Vehicle Limited Warranty... covers the battery for a period of eight years or 125,000 miles or unlimited miles, depending on the size of the vehicle's battery, although the battery's charging capacity is not covered... The battery pack's charging capacity is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty or any Extended Service plan."
So what exactly is Tesla guaranteeing? That the car will start? "
I think a more important question is how many miles does an average Tesla driver go out of their way to reach a charging station vs an ICE vehicle driver . That could be a major factor when overall cost is being established.
Since that was about 6 months ago, where are the TESLA' findings published for their investigation?
The big question remains whether the giga factory batteries will be the future of automobiles. Sounds like the Chinese are thinking hard about taking over that market and have a lot more than $4.4 billion to get there
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. It appears to have started in the engine compartment, but did not get to the interior.
Yes, I am neutral on the stock. but there is such a large gap in Airbus's and Boeing's prediction, I was looking for some history. Boeing appears to be estimating roughly 25% more planes and dollars than Airbus.
"Airbus’ Global Market Forecast for 2013-2032 "Future Journeys" offers a forward-looking view of the air transport sector’s evolution – taking into account such drivers and factors as population growth, urbanization, emerging markets, innovation and environmental impact.
The new forecast – which serves as a reference for airlines, airports, investors, governments, non-government agencies and others – anticipates that air traffic will grow at 4.7 per cent annually, requiring over 29,220 new passenger aircraft and freighters at a value of nearly US$4.4 trillion".